April 4, 2015

Radio stars!

Last week saw the hyper-talented Rachel Kellehar and me celebrate International Children’s Book Day by going to Share Radio.  We talked at length about Children’s Literature, the state of the market, what publishers look for in new work and how […]
September 6, 2015

UKMG Extravaganza!

I am like the proverbial two tailed canine at the prospect of being at the UK Extravaganza – 17th October at Nottingham Central Library.  Do come!  Lots of multi-talented world-famous MG writers…AND ME!
May 4, 2016

There may be dinosaurs!

In 1908 the adventurer, explorer, cartographer, fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and occasional spy, Perceval Harrison Fawcett, visited the great sandstone plateaus of the Franco Ricardo hills in Bolivia.  Of the plateaux he wrote, ‘they stood like a lost […]
August 5, 2016

Allan Boroughs is in the jungle – he may be some time…

How much adventure is too much? It’s a question I ask myself again as I prepare to leave for 3 weeks in the Venezuelan jungles.
March 24, 2019

Behind the green door – secrets from a writer’s shed

Pt1:  “Lashings of ginger beer” A writer’s inner sanctum is surely the holiest of holys.  The place where creative juices flow and much-loved characters are born, live and die. It is a place where empires rise and fall and magical folk […]